Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Polyphonics at James Black Gallery

This past weekend in Vancouver, the art show, Polyphonics, was held at the James Black Gallery on East 6th, and although the name of that gallery might not ring a bell, Gropps might. Formerly known as Gropps Gallery Collective, the artist residence and show house in Mount Pleasant ran their first artist-curated event since the

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Snakes and Ladders: a study in balance and peril

Reut Avisar, a resident of the BOLT program of the Chicago Artists Coalition, explains to me how she made the waffle cone sculptures placed about the floor of the winding room that’s been devoted to her Snakes...

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Zefrey Throwell’s materializing “Dream Battles”

Zefrey Throwell’s work is a synthesis of the dialectical war being fought for humanity. He, a sublation to it all, works to subvert the public and get our collective consciousness moving again, to provide a push out...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Richie Hawtin, Durian Brothers and Tom Trago added to EM15 lineup

For a few years now MUTEK Montreal has been a hot spot for fans of electronic music and alternative art (read mind-blowing, shape-shifting, digital installations). This year MUTEK joins another local festival,  Elektra, in collaboration of an...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Gary Taxali’s “Shanti Town” review

On Thursday, January 30, famed Torontonian artist and illustrator Gary Taxali revealed his brand new exhibit, titled Shanti Town, at Waddington’s Auction House on King Street East. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a cold glass of champagne...

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Sisley Leung at Come Up To My Room

The Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) boasts 25 installations, 40 artists, 4000 people all in under 4 days. Keeping with this trend, how could anyone write about the exhibition in...

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Tamara Henderson: “Corpse Reviver”

There is often a brief moment, between being asleep and awake, where last night’s dream hovers in the mind – near but just out of reach. Have you ever rolled over and tried to explain it to...

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Le Mois de la Photo, Tomoko Sawada & Elina Brotherus

Le Mois de la Photo graced Montreal for its 13th edition with the theme “the automated image.”  The exhibition took place from September 5 to October 5 throughout the core of Montreal in numerous galleries, on all scales, from...

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Art review: En Masse, Arts Urbains @ Jeux at the Université de Sherbrooke

Take one contemporary art gallery, add hundreds of litres of black and white paint, mix in 14 slightly screwy imgainations, and frappé for 10 hours a day over  the course of 2 weeks. The end product: Arts...

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Brave New Beer World, I mean, Art World

On the first Thursday of every month the River North Gallery District of Chicago becomes a Bacchanalia of beautiful people, delicious free food, unlimited alcohol, live original music, and spontaneous but engaging conversation. There’s some art somewhere...

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